Most of the time I smile

by Shiwu (Stonehouse)

English version by Red Pine
Original Language Chinese

Most of the time I smile
old men can relax
my mind is free of troubles
nothing but mountains meet my eyes
the P'eng soars into the sky
a leopard blends into mist
I'm more like the flowering plum
I wait for the year-end cold

-- from The Zen Works of Stonehouse: Poems and Talks of a 14th Century Chinese Hermit, Translated by Red Pine

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